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Colorado Mammoth launch 'Lacrosse Out Cancer' auctions

01/27/2014, 9:30am EST
By NLL.com

Team auctioning off special jerseys daily to raise funds for cancer research

The Colorado Mammoth are auctioning off 'Lacrosse Out Cancer' jerseys each day on eBay to raise money for cancer research.

The Colorado Mammoth’s ‘I’m Playing For’ jersey auction for ‘Lacrosse Out Cancer’ Night launched today at 2 p.m. ET online on eBay. The daily auction, which begins with the jersey of assistant captain Dan Coates, will feature a different player’s jersey, a different charity, and a different type of cancer that each player has chosen to play for.

“My mom’s mother just finished battling lung cancer,” said Coates. “That was where it hit home. Everyone [in our family] was affected by it.”

Coates’ grandmother is doing well after winning her battle with the disease.

Net proceeds from today’s jersey auction will benefit the American Lung Association in Colorado.

A pearl-colored ribbon embellished with the Mammoth’s ‘Lacrosse Out Cancer’ logo will don the front of the jersey. The winning bidder will choose the name that appears on Coates’ nameplate on the back. Immediately following the ‘Lacrosse Out Cancer’ Night game on March 8, the auction winner will receive the jersey from Coates during an on-field presentation.

To view the auction on eBay, search for keywords “Mammoth Lacrosse Out Cancer” or find the link for Coates' jersey by clicking here.

“For years, ‘Lacrosse Out Cancer’ Night’ has served as a great way to raise funds to help put an end to the disease,” said Mammoth president & general manager Steve Govett. “Giving players the opportunity to choose the types of cancer they wish to play for personalizes it for them.”

Click here for updated information on the Mammoth team site.

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